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From homemade to community anchor


Marjorie Otto/Review • Mañana Restaurant’s new location more than doubles its seating — from 30 seats at the old restaurant to nearly 90 at the new spot, which includes an outdoor patio.

Mañana Restaurant makes the step to full ownership

 

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Dayton’s Bluff homeless shelter controversy far from over


file image • In April, First Lutheran Church, which houses Listening House homeless day shelter, sued the City of St. Paul in federal court over conditions imposed by the city on how the shelter can operate out of the church. The conditions followed months of complaints from First Lutheran neighbors about people who use the shelter defecating, urinating, and trespassing in the neighborhood, among other issues.

Federal judge eases restrictions on church that houses it

 

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West St. Paul begins conversation on upping tobacco purchase age


submitted graphic • Various Minnesota cities have put new restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, be it by raising the purchase age to 21 or limiting access to flavored and menthol tobacco products.

On July 9, the West St. Paul City Council joined a conversation that’s taking place in cities across the state on increasing the age at which people can purchase tobacco to 21.

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SNAPSHOTS: A dash of color

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • A new mural designed by the Urban Roots Youth Intern program made its debut during a July 11 celebration at Phoenix Market.

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SNAPSHOTS: A first for everything

submitted photos • East Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 1173 Payne Ave., held its first-ever hot dog eating contest during a community picnic on June 30.

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SNAPSHOT: Summertime tradition

Marjorie Otto/Review • Most years the White Bear Avenue Parade is a toasty and humid event and this year followed the pattern.

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Local authors create writing workshop for trauma survivors


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Authors Alex Acker-Halbur, left, and Meg Blaine Corrigan, right, both said that writing about the traumas they’ve experienced helped them to heal. Now they aim to help others who have experienced trauma. Acker-Halbur and Blaine Corrigan have designed two writing workshops, which will next be offered Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 in Lake Elmo.

While in the hospital for stage 4 colon cancer surgery, Alexis Acker-Halbur, a copywriter from Shoreview, prayed to the Great Spirit, asking “How do I live?” It was in that spiritual moment she had an epiphany.

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I-35W closures out of Roseville set to begin


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • The first of five planned closures of Interstate 35W south of Roseville, beginning at County Road C and going down to Fourth Street in Minneapolis, is scheduled to take place the night of Friday, July 13, through the early morning of Monday, July 16. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is repaving the roadway. The rest of the closures, weather permitting, will take place through August.

Weekend closures of Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis through the early summer have made latitudinal travel to parts of the Twin Cities a bit more complicated.

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Mounds View considers housing, perhaps gas station, at Crossroads Pointe


file photo • A proposed gas station included with apartments at the city-owned Crossroads Pointe in Mounds View, at the intersection of Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2, has been met with a chilly reception.

Back in February, the Mounds View City Council shot down a firearm ordinance amendment necessary for a gun range to be built in the city. 

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